In June 2019, MELCAL delivered a FL80T9 telescopic knuckle boom crane to CONBIT, a Dutch special lifting and structural engineering company. The crane has been designed following API 2C specifications for offshore pedestal mounted cranes and is suitable for safe operation in an ATEX environment. With its DNV GL certification for offshore lifting appliances, the crane is ready to support a variety of maintenance and services activities on deck where space is often limited.
As CONBIT intends to use the MELCAL FL80T9 knuckle boom crane for global rental activities in the Oil & Gas industry, special emphasis was given to intermodal transportability and quick (de)mobilization on site. The crane features its own special offshore working skid, suitable for quick deployment and horizontal stowage of the crane during transport. As a result, MELCAL has managed to maintain very compact dimensions that allow for loading and transport of the complete assembly inside a standard 20” container.